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EDFL Headlines - Monday April 19th

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Kite’s Five Sinks Former Club

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AARON Kite’s five goals against his former club helped Glenroy earn its first win of the season over Essendon Doutta Stars on Saturday.

The 2015 Douttas premiership forward continued on from his good form in Round 1 as the Roys got an early jump on the Stars at Nipper Jordan Oval, booting the only three goals of the first quarter.

From there it was on Glenroy’s terms for most of the day, going on to claim a 17-point win.

Douttas forward Karl Brown also kicked five goals and is now the division’s leading goalkicker with 12 majors after two rounds.

Both clubs are now 1-1 on the season.

ESSENDON DOUTTA STARS | 0.4-4 | 2.8-20 | 5.10-40 | 7.12-54
Goal Kickers: K. Brown 5, M. Calvaresi, V. Sudano
Best Players: M. D’Angelo, D. Tully, B. Rowles, J. Toa, M. Calvaresi, M. Day

GLENROY | 3.0-18 | 6.1-37 | 9.2-56 | 11.5-71
Goal Kickers: A. Kite 5, J. Brewster 3, D. Ferraro, J. McDonald, R. Nilsson
Best Players: W. Humphreys, A. Kite, N. Meehan, L. Ronaldson, E. Mc Cuskey, J. Borg

Blues Hold On To Stay Unblemished

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KEILOR extended its winning streak to 22 but had to fight hard for its eight-point win over Greenvale on Saturday.

The Jets welcomed the return of Fabian Deluca in ruck along with Team of the Year defender Sam Zumbo and were in control on the scoreboard for much of the day, despite missing Jacob Thompson up forward.

The Blues, who were without the services of premiership forward Matthew Clark, found themselves down by 16 points at half time before managing to wrest back control in the second half with 10 goals to five.

Dean Galea’s four goals were crucial in the end for Keilor while Nick O’Kearney again earned best-on honours for the Blues.

Nat Caruso booted three for the 0-2 Jets, who will be hoping to turn their good early season showings into wins in coming weeks against Craigieburn, Glenroy and Essendon Doutta Stars.

GREENVALE | 4.1-25 | 6.6-42 | 8.10-58 | 11.16-82
Goal Kickers: N. Caruso 3, T. Young 2, M. Baccari 2, R. Mills 2, N. Maric, D. Aridas
Best Players: N. Maric, T. Young, R. Mills, A. Caligiuri, D. Micevski, F. Deluca

KEILOR | 3.5-23 | 3.8-26 | 8.9-57 | 13.12-90
Goal Kickers: D. Galea 4, L. Cartelli 2, K. O’Connor, P. Veszpremi, T. Stevenson, B. Stillman, J. McMahon, N. O’Kearney, J. Papalia
Best Players: N. O’Kearney, A. Browne, D. Joyce, K. Barbuto, D. Galea, K. O’Connor

Castello Boots Seven At Rupo

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REIGNING Hutchison Medallist Robbie Castello starred with seven majors in Westmeadows’ 44-point win over Rupertswood.

The Sharks were impressive during the first half at Salesian College with six goals to four, leading the Tigers by 14 points at half time.

However it was all one-way traffic after the main break, with Westmeadows storming home to claim its first win of the new season.

Castello’s seven earned him best-on honours and very likely all three Hutchison Medal votes, while fellow star teammate Omar Saad booted four goals of his own.

Cameron McRorie and Luke Sultana each kicked two goals for Rupertswood, who will now gear up for a huge local derby this Saturday evening away to the Sunbury Kangaroos.

RUPERTSWOOD | 2.1-13 | 6.5-41 | 8.5-53 | 8.7-55
Goal Kickers: C. McRorie 2, L. Sultana 2, N. Caldone, J. Baillie, E. Whelan, J. Cardillo
Best Players: N. Caldone, L. Muir, J. Harris, J. Braddy, J. Baillie, L. Cannon

WESTMEADOWS | 3.2-20 | 4.3-27 | 10.6-66 | 15.9-99
Goal Kickers: R. Castello 7, O. Saad 4, J. Hollow, M. Church, J. Flower, S. Collis
Best Players: R. Castello, J. Kenneth, R. Hearne, T. Muscat, A. Abdul-Wahed, M. Yassine

Saints Upset Rival In Season Debut

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THE Northern Saints turned back the clock to their high-scoring glory years of the mid-2010s by winning a classic shoot-out with local rival Hadfield on Saturday.

It was a see-sawing affair at Charles Mutton Reserve, with the Saints starting well with four goals to two in the opening term.

Hadfield hit back with a strong second quarter response and led by nine points at the main break and then eight at the final change, setting up a grandstand finish in the last.

The Saints, fielding plenty of fresh faces as well as some returning and experienced stars of previous seasons, stormed home in the final term with eight goals to the Hawk’s five to hold on for a famous eight-point win few saw coming.

Mahmoud Taleb, who played in Northern’s 2013 premiership, was one of three Saints to kick four goals for the day, while Connor Ahern kicked four of his own for Hadfield.  

NORTHERN SAINTS | 4.3-27 | 6.4-40 | 11.6-72 | 19.8-122
Goal Kickers: M. Taleb 4, N. Bruno 4, F. Pennelli 4, B. Tenace 3, K. Taleb 2, A. Elbaba, E. Kako
Best Players: A. Petrocco, E. Kako, N. Bruno, A. Elbaba, M. Taleb, F. Pennelli

HADFIELD | 2.3-15 | 7.7-49 | 12.8-80 | 17.12-114
Goal Kickers: C. Ahern 4, S. Parsons 3, M. Sabatino 3, A. Budge 2, T. Gleisner 2, B. Pretty, J. McKerchar, S. Angus
Best Players: K. Shrimpton, T. McIntosh, S. Golding, R. Potter, L. Wetherbee, C. Ahern

Tigers Bounce Back At Home

A STARRING performance from Gemma Wright helped Westmeadows to a cruisy 49-point win over Oak Park on Saturday.

Wright kicked two goals and was named the best player on the ground as the Tigers avenged their surprise Round 1 loss.

Westmeadows led at every change and kept Oak Park to just two goals for the day in its first home game of the year.

Danielle Linton, Taylor Jones and Flavia Rajapakse also kicked two goals apiece with Courtenay Munn rounding out the Tigers’ goal kicking list for the day.

Jessica Welsh and Ebony Bennett kicked Oak Park’s only two goals for the day.

Both sides are now 1-1 in the middle of the Airport Toyota Women’s - Premier table.

WESTMEADOWS 1 | 3.4-22 | 6.6-42 | 9.7-61 | 9.8-62
Goal Kickers: G. Wright 2, F. Rajapakse 2, D. Linton 2, T. Jones 2, C. Munn
Best Players: G. Wright, M. Plant, A. Gobbo, T. Sheppard, L. Zayat, Y. Guzel

OAK PARK | 1.0-6 | 1.0-6 | 2.0-12 | 2.1-13
Goal Kickers: J. Welsh, E. Bennett
Best Players: S. Imela, J. Welsh, E. Findlay, R. Szabo, A. Cassar, K. McCartney

Bulldogs Hold On To Defeat Panthers

GISBORNE maintained its unbeaten start to life in the EDFL but unlike last week, the Bulldogs had a tight tussle on their hands on Saturday.

Pascoe Vale was the side who trekked up to Gardiner Reserve and made life hard for one of this year’s finals fancies, staying within a couple of kicks of Gisborne for the entire day.

Goals were hard to come by but in the end it was Gisborne who came out on top, scoring a five-point win.

Ruby Watts’ two goals proved crucial for the Bulldogs while Kaitlyn Muller and Molly Warburton were among the better contributors further up the ground.

Ashlee Thorneycroft and Jane Greenshields were Pascoe Vale’s goal kickers.

GISBORNE | 0.1-1 | 1.1-7 | 2.4-16 | 3.7-25
Goal Kickers: R. Watts 2, N. Dowdy
Best Players: K. Muller, M. Warburton, C. Bourdon, R. Watts, A. Cairney, S. Brancatisano

PASCOE VALE | 0.2-2 | 0.6-6 | 1.6-12 | 2.8-20
Goal Kickers: A. Thorneycroft, J. Greenshields
Best Players: K. Martin, S. Gore, M. Napoli, A. Wilcox-Davies, A. Mekawy, M. Sevior

Mores Stay On Top With Dominant Win

STRATHMORE has emerged as one of the teams to beat in Airport Toyota Women’s - Division 1 after making light work of Airport West on Saturday.

The Mores kept the Eagles to just one point for the entire evening under lights at Etzel St Reserve and managed to boot 11 goals unanswered the other way, claiming an impressive 73-point win which sees them on top of the ladder after two rounds.

Pontif Janjamruen was the star up forward with five majors with Madeline Hale contributing two goals of her own.

Natasha Campbell and Shailene Montrose were Airport West’s best.

AIRPORT WEST | 0.0-0 | 0.1-1 | 0.1-1 | 0.1-1
Best Players: N. Campbell, S. Montrose, G. O’Donovan, T. Bartolo, A. Georgallis, D. Verity

STRATHMORE | 2.3-15 | 6.5-41 | 8.8-56 | 11.8-74
Goal Kickers: P. Janjamruen 5, M. Hale 2, A. Kasteliotis, R. Pini, C. Toperosa
Best Players: Not provided

Districts Gets Inaugural Win In Style

COBURG Districts scored its first senior women’s win in emphatic fashion over Burnside Heights on Saturday morning.

The Lions were on fire from the get-go with four unanswered goals in the opening term, setting the tone for the rest of the day.

By half time they had the game iced, holding a commanding 47-point lead at Tenterfield Drive.

Maria Carbone was the star up forward with four goals for Districts while Jade Stevens and Jacinta Brew each kicked two in the 84-point win.

Caitlyn Bryant was best-on-ground for the Lions while Laura Parker was Burnside Heights’ lone goal kicker for the day.

BURNSIDE HEIGHTS 2 | 0.0-0 | 1.1-7 | 1.1-7 | 1.1-7
Goal Kickers: L. Parker
Best Players: Not provided

COBURG DISTRICTS | 4.8-32 | 7.12-54 | 10.15-75 | 12.19-91
Goal Kickers: M. Carbone 4, J. Stevens 2, J. Brew 2, B. Caccamo, E. Natoli, A. Gannon, L. Wood
Best Players: C. Bryant, J. Brew, J. Stevens, K. Fox, M. Carbone, V. Mendoza

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